Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Edward J. Putnam


Dr. Edward J. Putnam graduated in 1974 from the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine.  In 1976, Dr. Putnam moved to Orange County where he spent several years as Chief of Staff at a large emergency clinic.  Since then, he has been involved in general small animal practice in the Orange County area.

Dr. Karin M. Cohen


Dr. Karin M. Cohen graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1994.  She practiced in Northern California before joining the Animal Clinic of Tustin Ranch-Irvine in July of 2002.  Dr. Cohen and her husband have 2 daughters and 2 cats.  She balances work and family with a part-time work schedule.  She loves reading, sailing and spending time with her family.

Dr. Shelley E. Wood

Dr. Shelley Wood graduated from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.  She owned a small animal practice in Denton, Texas until moving to California in 1997.  She has one dog that she rescued from the streets of Los Angeles.  She loves gardening, hiking with her dog, and relaxing at the beach.  Dr. Wood is our full time veterinarian who has been with us since 2009.  We are excited to have her as part of our team.

Dr. Suzy Link

Dr. Link graduated from Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Canada in 2000. She practiced in the Toronto area before moving to California in 2002 - in pursuit of warmer weather.   She and her husband have 2 beautiful children. They also have six furry family members; one dog and five cats.  In her spare time, Dr. Link enjoys running and doing obstacle races.  

Dr. Cathy Nguyen

Dr. Cathy Nguyen completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University in 2006 and graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.  She completed a small animal rotating internship after graduation to gain valuable clinical and surgical skills.  After her internship, she returned home to Orange County where she has practiced since 2014.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with her family.  Dr. Nguyen and her husband have a baby daughter and 2 dogs.  She is excited to join the team at Animal Clinic of Tustin Ranch-Irvine and looks forward to providing compassionate care to your furry family members!

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